My novel, The Edge of Nowhere, is expected to be released this Fall by Penner Publishing. In it, I talk extensively of my love for the red Oklahoma dirt. It’s hard to imagine unless you’ve seen it firsthand, so I’ve stolen this photo from my cousin. Ignore the mud – Oklahoma is under siege at present by record rainfall. But this is the red earth I miss and love. It gives me strength. I actually have a small bottle of it on my dresser for when I get homesick.